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アラン・ケイさん、enchantMOONをすこし語る 07:27





  What do you think about an enchantMOON?


 I think what you want to do with it is fantastic, and I think and I like the use cases. I think you need more use cases. And I like that you are doing some of the testing on this thing, but I would even try doing tethered…where you don’t have to optimize this to get performance….it’s a different thing. Optimization is different from design. So I think you get into this position where…you know first if you can do it all what you want to do. And then…and again like I said, in the end the end users…if they are going to do something that involves programming or creativity, in the end most of them are willing to work. So if you are doing creativity, that’s nice thing. Once they have decided to do it, these are children and adult who is not satisfied with simple kits. They are not satisfied with cooking hotdogs in the kitchen. So you can say “Ok so this is the personality” that I am making this thing for, and then the thing is that they might not be experts. But it’s personality and not experts, what should I do? And if it were musical instrument, No1 thing you don’t do is to, for instance you don’t put frets on violins just because that makes thing easier in the beginning. It can kill you later on. They have tested that. And putting kids on synthesizer can have some benefits for the kids but synthesizers are not for expressive, and music is about expression, right? So what’s brilliant about HyperCard is that Bill Ackenson and people who did HyperCard they had perfect theory of their end users, which was a person who wanted to use the fact that computer had a screen and these are people who wanted to create media. Some of them were doing for talks, some of them were for professors, teacher, and students making things…so what they did was just make a programmable media. And I don’t think it’s been done better. Their improvements you can make in HyperCard graphics you can do lot better. And Bill had weak conception of graphics, but it didn’t matter cause Apple gave it away for free and few years later they looked to see who would scripted application and they found 4 million separate users. Even today they own couple of million programmers in whole countries. But here you had in a period of couple of years, you had widest varieties of children and adults programming in the history. So Apple never understood it, they had problem of their own, so blew the HyperCard opportunity.